The Philippines has reported a greater than 40 % lower in dengue circumstances nationwide in 2017 so far in comparison with the identical interval in 2016.
During the primary 9 months of the 12 months, well being officers have reported a complete of 97,287 dengue circumstances together with 526 deaths.
This quantity is 41.eight% decrease (167,102) than that for a similar interval in 2016.
The Visayan province of Cebu has seen a fair larger lower in circumstances. According to a report by Kier Edison C. Belleza within the Manila Bulletin:
The variety of dengue fever circumstances to this point this 12 months is 11, 478 dengue with 104 deaths.
This is 49 % decrease in comparison with what was recorded in January till November four final 12 months, the place 22, 460 circumstances have been reported.
The variety of dengue fever – badociated deaths over the identical interval final 12 months was 192.
The cities hit the toughest this 12 months embody Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue.
Health officers in Cebu have vaccinated some 159,000 kids with the primary dose towards dengue over the summer time with the following dose to be administered within the subsequent few months.
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